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Banknote denomination of 50 hryvnias
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50 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2019

Main picture of the front side — A portrait of Mykhailo Hrusheskyi
Main picture of the back side — The building of the Ukrainian Central Rada
Size — 72 х 136 мм
Print date — 2019
In circulation date — 20.12.2019
Booklet for experts "50 hryvnias of the 2019 sample"

The new 50 hryvnia note was issued into circulation on 20 December 2019. The banknote is sized 72х136 mm. The banknote’s dominant color is magenta.

The front of the note features a portrait of Mykhailo Hrushevsky.

Mykhailo Hrushevsky was the founder and president of the Ukrainian People’s Republic, the chair of the Central Council, a renowned historian, scientist, writer, civic and political activist, and a public figure.

The back of the note depicts the Central Council building.

The Central Council building was constructed in 1912 to a design by the famous Kyiv architect Pavlo Alioshyn. In this building, the Central Council, the first national government of Ukraine, adopted its landmark universals.

Security features

The banknote is printed on special tinted magenta paper, which is the dominant color of the banknote images.

The banknote incorporates a multi-tone local watermark, a light watermark element, security threads and security fibers.

1. Watermarks (become visible when the banknote is held up to the light): the multi-tone watermark is a repeated portrait of Mykhailo Hrushevsky formed by paper fibers in different shades (lighter and darker than the paper); the light watermark element is the numerical indication of the denomination (vertical, in the right bottom part of the multi-tone watermark).

2. Security thread - a polymer stripe, fully imbedded into the paper, on which the words "50 ГРН", a trident, and the underlined numeral "50" can be seen as direct and inverse images under a magnifying glass.

3. Optically variable feature - a stylized image of a flag depicted to the right of Mykhailo Hrushevsky’s portrait. When the banknote is tilted, the image gradually changes color from raspberry-purple to olive-green.

4. Relief elements - elements that are rough to the touch. They are only present on the front of the note (the portrait, inscriptions, numerical indications of the denomination, and microlettering).

5. Tactile feature for the partially sighted - a dark-turquoise circle placed in the bottom left corner on the front of the note to help people identify the value of the note.

6. Latent image - the numeral "50" hidden in a bicolor ornament located in the center of the right edge on the front of the note. When the note is held at a sharp angle to the light at eye level, the numerals become visible: they appear dark against a light background when the note is looked at from the long side, and light against a dark background when the note is looked at from the short side.

7. See-through register - when the note is held up to the light, irregular shapes printed on the back and front combine to form the banknote’s denomination "50". These elements are located in the top left corner on the front of the note and in the top right corner on the back of the note.

8. Microlettering - repeated inscriptions that can only be read under a magnifying glass.

9. Orlov printing - a special type of printing that ensures there is an abrupt change of one color into another, without breaking and shifting.

10. Rainbow printing - a special type of printing that ensures there is a smooth transition among the main colors of an image, avoiding breaks and displacements.

11. Serial numbers - printed in relief printing: horizontally in red ink, and vertically (with the numbers having a variable height) in black ink.

12. Anti-scan/anti-copy pattern - made of fine, multi-shaped lines that impede the reproduction of the images by copying or scanning equipment, which will produce a moiré pattern.

50 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2004

Main picture of the front side — A portrait of MYKHAILO HRUSHEVSKYI
Main picture of the back side — The building of the UKRAINIAN CENTRAL RADA
Size — 72 х 136 мм
Print date — 2014
In circulation date — 01.07.2015
Elements of protection

50 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2004

Main picture of the front side — A portrait of Mykhailo Hrushevskyi
Main picture of the back side — The building of the UKRAINIAN CENTRAL RADA
Size — 72 x 136 мм
Print date — 2014
In circulation date — 01.08.2014
Elements of protection

50 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2004

Main picture of the front side — A portrait of MYKHAILO HRUSHEVSKYI
Main picture of the back side — The building of the UKRAINIAN CENTRAL RADA
Size — 72 x 136 мм
Print date — 2013
In circulation date — 01.09.2013
Elements of protection

The new banknote like all previous banknotes of this denomination bears a portrait of M.Hrushevskyi on its face and the building of the UkrainianCentralna Rada on its back.

Mykhailo Hrushevskyi is a founder and President of the Ukrainian People’s Republic, an outstanding Ukrainian historian, scientist, writer, social, political and public figure.

The building of the Ukrainian Centralna Rada was constructed in 1912 by the design of the Kyiv architect P.Alioshyn. There Centralna Rada, the first national government of Ukraine, adopted vitally important Universals (constitutional acts).

Security elements

The banknote is printed on the tinted paper of violet color which is the dominating color of the design of the banknote.

Banknote size (72x136) mm.

1. Watermark

A multi-tone portrait, formed by the internal structure of paper, has a fixed position on the banknote and becomes visible when the banknote is held up to the light. Repeats the portrait printed on the face of the note.

1a. Light Watermark Element

Imprint of the numerical indication of the denomination is visible when looking at the banknote against the light.

2. Optically Variable Ink

The numerical indication of the denomination (50) printed with the ink changing its color when viewing at different angles: crimson-violet in perpendicular position and olive-green at a sharp angle.

3. Coded Security Thread

A fully embedded into the paper polymer coded thread with the following transparent direct and inversed images: “50 ГРН”, a trident and the underlined denomination “50”.

4. Latent (Hidden) Image

A numerical indication of the denomination becomes visible when the banknote is tilted at a sharp angle to the light.

5. Relief Images

Graphic elements on the face of the banknote are printed in special printing when the ink is raised above the paper surface and can be felt by touch: a) the sign for the blind; b) the portrait; d) inscriptions; e) IZARD.

6. See-Through Element

Printed elements on the face and on the back of the banknote which complement each other and form the letter “Y” when the note is held up to the light.

7. "Orloff" Printing

A special type of printing which forms a pattern with the ink of different colors ensuring an abrupt change of one color into another without intermittence and displacement of graphic elements of the pattern (lines, planes).

8. Microtext

Repeated inscriptions which can be read with magnifying glass.

9. Rainbow Printing

Special type of printing ensuring a smooth change of one color into another without intermittence and displacement of graphic elements of the pattern.

10. Serial Number

The serial number is printed in high printing with black inks having magnetic properties.

11. Serial Number

The serial number printed with red inks glowing under the UV light in yellow-red color.

12. Antiscanning Grid

Thin lines placed at different angles which form a moire pattern when copied or scanned.

13. Security Fibers

Chaotically embedded into the paper invisible security fibers glowing in red and green colors under the UV light.

14. Security thread

The 15 mm parts of the thread glow in green-yellow and blue colors (except the edges of the note).

50 Hryvnia Commemorative Banknote Designed in 2004

Main picture of the front side — A portrait of MYKHAILO HRUSHEVSKYI
Main picture of the back side — The building of the UKRAINIAN CENTRAL RADA
Size — 72 x 136 мм
Print date — 2011
In circulation date — 05.10.2011

50 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2004

Main picture of the front side — A portrait of MYKHAILO HRUSHEVSKYI
Main picture of the back side — The building of the UKRAINIAN CENTRAL RADA
Size — 72 x 136 мм
Print date — 2011
In circulation date — 01.06.2011
Elements of protection

50 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2004

Main picture of the front side — A portrait of MYKHAILO HRUSHEVSKYI
Main picture of the back side — The building of the UKRAINIAN CENTRAL RADA
Size — 72 x 136 мм
Print date — 2005
In circulation date — 01.12.2005
Elements of protection

50 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2004

Main picture of the front side — A portrait of MYKHAILO HRUSHEVSKYI
Main picture of the back side — The building of the UKRAINIAN CENTRAL RADA
Size — 72 x 136 мм
Print date — 2004
In circulation date — 29.03.2004
Elements of protection

The new banknote like all previous banknotes of this denomination bears a portrait of M.Hrushevskyi on its face and the building of the UkrainianCentralna Rada on its back.

Mykhailo Hrushevskyi is a founder and President of the Ukrainian People’s Republic, an outstanding Ukrainian historian, scientist, writer, social, political and public figure.

The building of the Ukrainian Centralna Rada was constructed in 1912 by the design of the Kyiv architect P.Alioshyn. There Centralna Rada, the first national government of Ukraine, adopted vitally important Universals (constitutional acts).

Security elements

The banknote is printed on the tinted paper of violet color which is the dominating color of the design of the banknote.

Banknote size (72x136) mm.

1. Watermark

A multi-tone portrait, formed by the internal structure of paper, has a fixed position on the banknote and becomes visible when the banknote is held up to the light. Repeats the portrait printed on the face of the note.

1a. Light Watermark Element

Imprint of the numerical indication of the denomination is visible when looking at the banknote against the light.

2. Optically Variable Ink

The numerical indication of the denomination (50) printed with the ink changing its color when viewing at different angles: crimson-violet in perpendicular position and olive-green at a sharp angle.

3. Coded Security Thread

A fully embedded into the paper polymer coded thread with the following transparent direct and inversed images: “50 ГРН”, a trident and the underlined denomination “50”.

4. Latent (Hidden) Image

A numerical indication of the denomination becomes visible when the banknote is tilted at a sharp angle to the light.

5. Relief Images

Graphic elements on the face of the banknote are printed in special printing when the ink is raised above the paper surface and can be felt by touch: a) the sign for the blind; b) the portrait; d) inscriptions; e) IZARD.

6. See-Through Element

Printed elements on the face and on the back of the banknote which complement each other and form the letter “Y” when the note is held up to the light.

7. "Orloff" Printing

A special type of printing which forms a pattern with the ink of different colors ensuring an abrupt change of one color into another without intermittence and displacement of graphic elements of the pattern (lines, planes).

8. Microtext

Repeated inscriptions which can be read with magnifying glass.

9. Rainbow Printing

Special type of printing ensuring a smooth change of one color into another without intermittence and displacement of graphic elements of the pattern.

10. Serial Number

The serial number is printed in high printing with black inks having magnetic properties.

11. Serial Number

The serial number printed with red inks glowing under the UV light in yellow-red color.

12. Antiscanning Grid

Thin lines placed at different angles which form a moire pattern when copied or scanned.

13. Security Fibers

Chaotically embedded into the paper invisible security fibers glowing in red and green colors under the UV light.

14. Security thread

The 15 mm parts of the thread glow in green-yellow and blue colors (except the edges of the note).

50 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 1992

Main picture of the front side — A portrait of MYKHAILO HRUSHEVSKYI
Main picture of the back side — The building of the UKRAINIAN VERKHOVNA RADA
Size — 66 x 133 мм
Print date — 1992
In circulation date — 02.09.1996
Security Features